Monday, April 17, 2023

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake


How sad that months have gone by since I posted here!  This weekend I tried a new recipe and thought it might be a fun possibility for Christmas breakfast or brunch, although I served it as a dessert.   So I thought I would put that recipe here!  It might also make a nice kitchen gift.

Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Cake is by Sue Moran at The View from Great Island.  I have learned that I can't go wrong with one of Sue's recipes.  

Blueberries were on sale this week and I also needed to find a dessert recipe to serve to guests at Sunday lunch.  I wanted to find something simple and good, not super fancy or a lot of work.  I turned to The View from Great Island as I often do.  The recipe index and search feature is so easy to use.

I had made Sue's cranberry breakfast cake previously and thought the blueberry lemon one sounded yummy.  I had bought a couple of lemons earlier in the week, so I even had a lemon in the house.  

The cake was easy to put together and smelled scrumptious while it baked.  Instead of sprinkling coarse or sparkling sugar over it, I reserved some of the lemon sugar from the recipe (which I had done without a food processor) to sprinkle on top.  Just a couple tablespoons.  It looked pretty when it came out of the oven and added a nice crunch to the top.

Since I was serving this as dessert, I wanted either vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream, to serve with it.  We are trying to watch our carbs, so I chose whipped cream.  I sweetened it with only 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon maple syrup.  That was plenty sweet enough and it was so good with the cake.  Our guests were impressed with homemade whipped cream -- and it really did turn a simple cake into a wonderful dessert.

This would make a yummy breakfast item any time of year.  Hope you enjoy the cake if you try the recipe!